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Russell Food Equipment named CEO

Dabic most recently served as Vice-President and General Manager at Grand & Toy.

February 26, 2023 | By Canadian Manufacturing staff

Photo: CNW Group/Russell Hendrix

Photo: CNW Group/Russell Hendrix

VANCOUVER — Russell Food Equipment Limited, named Stan Dabic as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Tom Pitera, who has been President and Chief Executive Officer since 2018 will be continuing with Russell Hendrix as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board and will also continue to work with Blue Point Capital on other portfolio companies.

“Stan is the right leader for Russell Hendrix,” said Tom Pitera, “Stan’s extensive vendor relations, distribution and operation background and business development skills are key to helping Russell Hendrix continue to strengthen channel partnerships, develop strategic alliances, and expand our sales presence. Stan’s strong leadership experience will help focus Russell Hendrix through the next phase of its growth as we continue to exceed customer expectations wherever they are in their foodservice journey in Canada.”

Dabic most recently served as Vice-President and General Manager at Grand & Toy. Prior to that, Dabic led the Sales, Marketing and Operations team for Staples Advantage.

“I am very excited to be joining the Russell Hendrix team,” said Dabic. “As the leader in the industry, Russell Hendrix is poised for tremendous growth. We have strong customer and manufacturer relationships, with the largest food service equipment and supplies inventory customers want and need. We also have the largest and most talented sales and management team that uniquely positions us to capitalize on the resurging foodservice equipment landscape. As the industry continues to recover to pre-pandemic sales levels, Russell Hendrix is positioned to provide labour saving solutions and services to help commercial food service operators efficiently build and grow their unique businesses.”


Article originally published on Canadian Manufacturing.


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